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Keep the poppies at the tower of london for 1 year

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Having ordered one of these poppies I'd quite like it to be removed and send to me so I can put it in my garden!

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I bought one too - but so long as it turns up one day in good condition, am not much worried about it being this year, or next.

 

Tim

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Grow real ones and do Bee's a favour as well. Around the French side of the Western Front you see Poppies and Cornflowers growing together. This a dual memorial as the Cornflower, blue being the French National colour, is thier mark of Remeberance.

 

The story of the Poopy is an intresting insight into the start of International Aid. John McCrae (Canadin) wrote the poem in Flander's Feild around May 1915 outside Ipres at the Essex Farm CCS. The poem was published in 1918 in the Ladys Home Journal in America. A lady called Moina Micheal read the poem and vowed to wear a poppy as a mark of 'Keeping the Faith with those who died'. The first poppies were sold in the U.s. and Canada 1920, the Royal British Legion first Poppy Day was the 11th November 1921.

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I would like to see them left on display as they are until November 11th 2018, as this would represent all the British soldiers that died i all 4 years of the war, but then it would also commemorate 100 years when the armistice was signed.[h=1][/h]

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I believe only 10 per cent of the sales goin to charity ,that right?

 

I think the unit cost is just under£2.of the £25 it will cost to buy a poppy £8 is being divided between six charities.That leaves...........a lot.

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Good news - Government will donate amount equivalent to expected VAT receipts from sale of the poppies

 

Pleased to see that, I was just thinking something should be done.

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personally ,i feel display should end on agreed date ,extending it is purely a monetary decision as visiter numbers are large.

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